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Hello guys, I have some questions about TOEFL.
1. I usually end up writing 350+ words in the intergrated writing and 450+ words in the dependent writing and I've heard that writing around those words will get me a high score (27-30). Is it true?
2. I usually have a lot of problems with lectures about Geology because I simply cannot follow what the professor is saying. I can ace other lectures but not geology. Do you guys have any solutions to this?
3. How can I ace the summary questions in the reading when they are too hard? Should I make notes about the passage?

Thank you <3.

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Pizza wrote:
1. I usually end up writing 350+ words in the intergrated writing and 450+ words in the dependent writing and I've heard that writing around those words will get me a high score (27-30). Is it true?



Hi!

Well, writing a certain number of words will not get you a high score. Raters are looking for:
1. development - the amount and kinds of support for your ideas,
2. organization,
3. language use.

Do you have an official guide? It has a section describing how the essays are scored, along with sample essays.

Also, sheck out the "writing section" videos in this thread:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/toefl-instru ... 46203.html
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Akela wrote:
Pizza wrote:
1. I usually end up writing 350+ words in the intergrated writing and 450+ words in the dependent writing and I've heard that writing around those words will get me a high score (27-30). Is it true?



Hi!

Well, writing a certain number of words will not get you a high score. Raters are looking for:
1. development - the amount and kinds of support for your ideas,
2. organization,
3. language use.

Do you have an official guide? It has a section describing how the essays are scored, along with sample essays.

Also, sheck out the "writing section" videos in this thread:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/toefl-instru ... 46203.html


Thank you for your response. However, how can we make sure our essay is well-developed and strong enough to persuade the raters?

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Hi Pizza,

I'm glad to help!

Notefull's structure is great for essay 1:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/toefl-instru ... 46203.html

For essay 2, you mind find these videos helpful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OCkn_5CZrEw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAAqo3NMrq8&t=308s
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y8cm8k2vzU

Also, there are many great debriefs such as these ones:
https://gmatclub.com/forum/my-toefl-exp ... 94099.html
https://gmatclub.com/forum/toefl-debreif-129020.html

Debriefs are great for preparation as they have great tips, strategies, and templates for the 2nd essay.

Hope this helps!
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